At Bee Influenced; http://www.beeinfluenced.com we like to feature different people from multiple industries. In today’s podcast, we feature Rick Harris who works in Real Estate Investment.


Rick is a real estate investor and acts as a consultant. He is also a writer for Real Estate Investment Network and is currently working with clients to help purchase property in the Canmore and Edmonton Alberta regions. Rick Harris is now working with an editor to bring his book to market called “Vault To Investment Real Estate Success.” Finally, by December 1, 2017, Rick will be launching a podcast dealing with real estate investment.

Real Estate Investing w/ Rick Harris

Rick Harris


In Canada, only 4% of Canadians own investment real estate. According to Rick out of that 4%, less than half own more than three doors. Rick’s strategy is simple. Rick believes if you can hold four doors, and have them paid off. The income that those four doors generate can become substantial and assist you in ways you never thought possible later on in life. The great thing is with the properties paid off and generating revenue; you can decide to sell the properties or refinance and use the equity to leverage purchasing the next deal.


Whenever you are assessing deals, always do a financial analysis examining, what kind of revenue will the deal generate, what the cost of acquisition is, what will all the expenses be, and finally placing a contingency in the finances in case the property is vacant. Rick says to “not fudge the numbers” because numbers don’t lie. When Rick’s website goes live, he will have a tool that allows you to make an income statement for assessing deals.

When examining the revenue the property might earn, a useful tool is Pad Mapper. Pad Mapper allows you to review what the rents prices are in particular areas. Another favorite tool to use is RentFaster’s map feature. Rentfaster will enable you to create a precise targetted search based on property type, amount of bedrooms & bathrooms, etc.

For more information regarding how to assess deals listen to the full podcast.


Rick’s book and podcast is his way of paying it forward helping teach others how real estate investing has been kind to him and his family. Rick explains how investment real estate can build a strong financial foundation, unlock sustainable wealth, and create a living legacy.

On the upcoming podcast, Rick will be bringing on other real estate investors talking about their stories and their strategies. While also speaking with other professionals one might want to consult with when purchasing properties such as realtors, brokers, accountants, lawyers, investors, etc.


With every guest coming on the podcast we always like to ask the question, “If you were to give someone three tips when starting a business, what would you say?” Rick answered:

1. Challenge yourself every single day. Fuel every day by taking action and start by starting. The most significant thing is to learn by doing.
2. Know your base. Then do something every day to get you to your goal.
3. Get around like-minded individuals

Great advice by Rick as it was very similar to what Gavin Fedorak from Love Pizza & Press’d discussed


If you have any questions for Rick regarding Real Estate Investing, you can reach him through email at wrickh@vaulttosuccess.com, or you can message him through Linkedin.Check out Rick’s coaching available through REIN Canada or his condominium property in Canmore

About the author, W. Rick

Dynamic entrepreneur and sales management strategist; with over 20 years of experience in his field. Rick has achieved multimillion-dollar sales growth while providing award-winning sales leadership and coaching in highly competitive markets.

An active real estate investor since 2002, Rick has developed his purchasing strategies and processes specializing in vacation and recreational properties, single-family homes and condo rentals.

In 2005, Rick re-financed his first rental property to fund the purchase of more positive cash flowing rental properties.

Rick sits on the Board of Directors for several condominium associations and is an active President and Treasurer. Sitting on these boards has given him a wealth of experience and insight into working with property management companies.

Rick has partnered with several joint venture associates and is committed to creating a positive investing experience for his associates by finding the properties, developing the investment, securing the financing and executing a proven positive cash flow system.

Why should you choose Rick as your Online Vault to Investment Real Estate Success Advisor?

An outstanding mentor and coach, Rick will work with you to build your investment real estate business starting from the foundation. From guiding you through the market research and critical drivers, building your team of trades, realtors, and lenders to attracting the investment real estate properties right for your portfolio and the joint venture partners to help you grow.

Through direction and training, Rick will help you develop your investment real estate goals and be a catalyst for you to purchase your first investment real estate property so you can build a strong financial foundation unlocking sustainable wealth and a living legacy for you and many generations to come.

Thank you for taking the only asset that gives us so much through life, but we can never get back our time.

Please join Rick on living his mantra:

” Prosperity for all aspects of your life forever.” W. Rick Harris

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